WI in SL 2015-16 November 3, 2015

Holder handed one-game suspension

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Jason Holder will miss the second ODI against Sri Lanka on November 4 © AFP

West Indies captain Jason Holder has received a one-match suspension for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Since it was Holder's second transgression of the year - he had been found guilty of a minor over-rate offence in the fifth ODI against South Africa in January - he will now miss West Indies' second match of the ongoing Sri Lanka series, on Wednesday.

Holder was also fined 40% of his match fees, while his team-mates were docked 20% of theirs. The fine and suspension was imposed by the match referee David Boon, who ruled that West Indies were two overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration. Holder pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 % of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

Holder slammed a 13-ball 36 in the first ODI to give West Indies some much-needed impetus, but his team narrowly lost the match by one wicket.

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  • chami on November 3, 2015, 14:01 GMT

    not sure how it works, match was over before 2 overs ...

  • Jonathan on November 3, 2015, 13:04 GMT

    I knew this was going to happen you can't make so many bowling changes and still expect to maintain your over rate.

  • Basil on November 3, 2015, 10:22 GMT

    SHARRENSTONE, these "bits and pieces" players are actually better batsmen than the top order.

  • Sharad on November 3, 2015, 9:36 GMT

    wi can be a really good odi team but they lack imagination and proper batsman in top order. They should play 7 specialist batsman in top order and 4 regular front line bowlers instead of bits and pieces players. Now its high time for WI to repeat the history and bring back the old days. We have enough of poor wi teams.

  • Mir Sher on November 3, 2015, 9:16 GMT

    I think Marlon Samuels or Darren Bravo will captain Windies in Jason's absence but Denesh Ramdin will also be the fair choice. Good Luck WI.

  • Derek on November 3, 2015, 9:10 GMT

    Highlights Holders inexperience and the need for a senior members in the team capable of assisting him. This was also lijely to happen if as he did

  • Syed Ali Raza Gardezi on November 3, 2015, 8:29 GMT

    why is bravo, pollard, gayle not in the team.these three can make a big difference

  • Santhosh on November 3, 2015, 8:18 GMT

    The WIndies top order is a literal Joke, even our plate ranji teams will give them a beating. I am sad that Useless ego and politics have got in the way of their professional sport. In the past, watching West indies playing was a true pleasure even in their waning times. But this side,barring the bottom 5, the side needs some serious tinkering and changes.

    Obviously Russell might also not play , so 2 top scorers are out. Now if they score more than 170 (including extras), Windies can be satisfied in tomorrow's game.

  • Hauke on November 3, 2015, 7:21 GMT

    The best way to get teams to pick up the over rate is to penalise them by awarding extras to the opposing team. I suggest five runs per over for tests and eight for the short formats.

  • Josiah M. Philip on November 3, 2015, 7:10 GMT

    oh dear wi will miss his power hitting and seam bowling option in the second odi.. no chance of winning this series now. opportunity for denesh to prove his worth with the captaincy again.do they play the extra batsman or bowler?

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